Ashley & William's beautiful wedding at WOODLAND GARDENS BED AND BREAKFAST in Maryland is the perfect example of how to bounce back when things don't quite go to plan! They originally envisioning holding their wedding at a winery on the water which offered them boundless photo opportunities, however a mere five weeks prior to the big day they found out that the owner had stolen money from them (as well as countless other couples) and the venue was shutting down! Naturally they were in complete shock. Having paid in full for both the venue and catering, and with little hope of seeing those funds ago, they were left rather stranded. Ashley tells us, "Although we felt about as low as we could, we had to hustle to find a new venue and a new plan. After calling and visiting a further 60 venues in the matter of a week, we were unsuccessful - everything was booked. Someone saw one of my frantic bride posts on Facebook and reached out giving me the name of a woman who used to run a bed and breakfast as a "just in case". I was at my "just in case" moment. We called, visited and crossed our fingers. She was willing to open her home up to us and all of our vendors said it would work. A small part of the yard looked like a magical forest with huge ivy-covered trees. We instantly fell in love with this ethereal moody style, it went with my dress, our flowers and our photographer's style perfectly."
I am so happy for them that it worked out and they got these beautiful images by KATE ANN PHOTOGRAPHY to remember the day by. And if you're questioning whether to get wedding insurance... this story might just change your mind on that one!